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Free commercial email services such as Gmail, Yahoo!, and Outlook Web Mail (formerly Hotmail) are free for a reason: they are vehicles for tracking your interests and serving up advertisements. If a service is free, you are the product, not the customer; a good example is Facebook.com.
One way to prevent eavesdropping on your email is to use encrypted email. Microsoft Office 365, Intermedia, and several other paid email systems offer this ability at a reasonable cost.
Most of us could care less about the eavesdropping, however, there are those that didn't know about the fine print in the terms and conditions of these free email providers they accepted.
The thought of doing business solely on a cloud environment can sound overwhelming. From figuring out what it entails and what type of service or hardware will be needed to how to maintain and sustain that type of environment, the task seems daunting. Naturally, the first place to start is with a web search. How do I run my business virtually?Read More
The new way of doing business is electronically. The way we communicate and transact is mostly through a device, and even more so now in the days of Zoom meetings and virtual tours. Most employees cannot be efficient without a computer and a mobile device, and it is the responsibility of the company to ensure that they have all the proper tools to perform their jobs efficiently.Read More
Two of the most common reasons for opting out of owning hardware are maintenance and life span. Technology is constantly evolving and servers can quickly need hardware updates or become obsolete. It is crucial to compare the cost of owning the equipment, maintenance, and upgrades versus the cost of operating in a virtually hosted environment.Read More